Wednesday, February 14, 2007

An Update On Mikki & A Valentine's Recap

I have some cautious good news to report on Mikki and Danny.

Mikki's blood pressure has come down a few points with the addition of yet another medication and her doctor let her go home from the hospital with orders to rush back to the ER if her blood pressure goes back up. It's still too high but they're trying to keep baby Seth in Mom's womb as long as it's safely possible for both Seth and Mom.

With another six weeks until her due date and Mikki's eclampsia I'm afraid only our prayers are going to keep Seth and Mikki healthy. Thanks to ALL OF YOU who have prayed and are praying for them. We're already seeing those prayers answered as Mikki got to go home, but they still need our prayers. Thank you again, my dear friends, and Mikki asked me to pass on her thanks as well. I told her that there are a lot of good people praying for them, people who don't even know them. Mikki was touched that YOU care enough to take time out of your busy life to pray for someone you don't even know.

I'm touched.


God Bless you all.

Right now I'm still at home. Mikki's Mom is supposed to be visiting for a few days and should be staying with Mikki and Danny as needed. I may or may not be needed to stay with Mikki according to how things develop with her eclampsia.
As I said before, if I do go to stay with her I'll leave a short post explaining my absence and you can always check in with my sisters Cecil and Donna for updates if I'm at Mikki's.

by Pea at Pea's Corner as the winner of Pea's
decoupaged Valentine's trinket box.
I'm happy to report that the trinket box arrived safely in
Arkansas at my home on Wednesday,

and here is the photographic evidence.This is the envelope for the handmade card that
accompanied the beautiful decoupaged trinket
box that Pea made and sent me all the way
from Canada. I don't know if you can make it
out from my picture but the detail on the flower
and vase is exquisite.
Now the inside of the card...The top of the box...And the surprise contents of the box!

Thank you, Pea, I LOVE it!
These beautiful tulips in a planter were a
Valentine's Day gift from Jason and Jessica.
A bonus is that when the flowers fade I
can plant them outside in my flower bed
this Spring and they'll bloom again for
years to come.

Thanks to all of you who sent me a Valentine
through the Valentinr link on one of my
earlier posts. I appreciate all of them so much,
but now I'm really wondering who sent
one as Anonymous and called me
Honey Girl...Hmmm??? ;-)
This picture was taken last Sunday afternoon
after dinner. Jessica had a backache and Cecil
was massaging her back. You can't really tell
from this pic but Jessica's tummy is
beginning to really round out.
Her belly just fits in the vee of Cecil's lap here.

We can just feel Emmy moving now if we put
firm pressure on Jessica's tummy.

If we ever slow down long enough I want

to take some more belly pics. I have some
ideas for some poses that I think will be really
sweet and make for some nice and memorable
pictures of Jessica's pregnancy.
This last picture is of Jessica and her Great Grandpa,
Horner Davis. This was Easter Sunday, 1988 and
Jessica was 4 months old.
Horner was a cotton farmer all his life, and I love
the contrast of young and old in this picture.
Weathered skin and delicate baby skin.
A life well-lived and in its twilight years,
and new life in its dawning.
I love the look of gentle adoration
on his face, and that Jessica seems
innocently unaware of that adoration,
or maybe she just accepts it as her due,
as most children do that are
extravagantly loved.

It's getting late here in Dixie so I'm going to
close up shop for the night.

May God richly bless you beyond all you can imagine.

All my love...


Jen said...

Danny and Mikki look like a really nice couple Im praying
lovely valentines pressie from pea shes very clever
Love Jessica's hat and i love your thoughts
God Bless you Diane

_Nashty_ said...

that's gotta be the weirdest backrub i've ever seen!


chocolates were going around like there's no tomorrow over at school on V-day. *burp*

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Oh Diane,

Yes, we will pray! How scarey--for everyone who loves this dear couple.

Please keep us updated....


Susie said...

Hi Diane!
So glad for the good news on Mikki and her babe...
The sweets and box from Sweet Pea are so like her. Isn't she a dear?
I love the picture of Jessica and her
Great Grandpa. Your description of the contrasts between them is so touching. Lovely post..

Barb said...

Eclampsia is so scary, Diane. I know they're going to keep a very close eye on her. Eclampsia is why Krissy had an emergency c-section but Cameron was only two weeks early.

Rob and I are such old fogies. We ended up staying in last night with KFC because we both realized we'd miss American Idol if we went out. LOL (I didn't feel like braving the cold to wait an hour for a table anyway!)

What a gorgeous package from PEA!

Keep us posted on Mikki. I know you'll all be glad when this is over and the baby is safely delivered.

Morning Glory said...

That was such an enjoyable read, Diane. I'm so glad to see answered prayers and I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well.

Pea is pretty creative, isn't she? I don't know where she finds all the time, but she just keeps spreading love and joy all over blogland.

Morning Glory said...

I meant to add a thank you for the encouraging comment you left me about the health issues. It truly does offer hope for a painfree future when I hear from others who have experienced similar ailments.

Kristen said...

I'm glad to hear that Mikki is doing better. I will continue to keep her in my prayers.

Love and hugs!

Linda said...

Hi Diane, I'm so glad to hear the good news about Mikki. We'll just have to pray harder and keep her home and safe for another few weeks.
What beautiful Valentine presents!! I love the box - and the chocolates WOW!!!
That is a darling picture Diane. That really is an adoring look. Pictures are such a wonderful way of preserving those moments we want to hold in our hearts.
Have a good rest Diane.

TorAa said...

Thanks for sharing all this warm thoughts and your concerns with your readers. I like this kind of honestness and may God help you all for the exciting event to come.


PS. Today I have transformed my self into a singing Red Cardinal. May my sining help.

Dawn said...

I love the picture of the back rub! She probably has more of those backaches to come if it's starting this early.

Thanks for stopping by for the chat today - it's always good to hear from you. I hope someday to receive something beautiful from Pea - she's so creative!

Thanks for the update on the pregnancy of your nephew and niece. We'll keep praying!

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear that Mikki is doing better; and she will keep getting better each day, each hour, because God is looking out for her and her sweet baby...

Have a good evening Diane.

Kentucky Gal said...

What a nice box from Pea!!
And those tulips are so pretty and you get to plant!!
I'm like you I'm thinking your grandbaby may come early...

PEA said...

Dear Diane,

It's great news that Mikki got to come home but as you said, everything is in God's hands now. Prayers are continuing!!!

I'm sooo glad my parcel reached you safely and glad you enjoyed the surprise chocolates inside! lol The tulips you got are absolutely gorgeous!!

That picture of Jessica and her great grandpa is so very precious! Love the Easter bonnet:-)

You take care of yourself dear friend! Hugs xoxo

Cecil said...

Hey.... I don't mind you doing surgery on my blog...puter has been acting up... it looked fine when I left the other .. Love ya.... Cecil

Big Mama said...

I'm glad Mikki seems to be doing better. I'm going to keep praying.

Also, that last picture of Jessica and Grandpa Homer is beautiful and your description of it is even prettier.

Mountain Mama said...

Hi there Honey Girl.(oops! Now you know) I'm so glad you had a nice Valentine's Day!
The box pea made is just beautiful. And Chocolate too!! What a nice gift.
I couldn't help laugh at the picture of Jessica getting her back rubbed. The expression on her face and her position, and, well the entire picture is priceless!
Hope you have a great Friday.

Lyndy said...


I am so glad Mikki got to go home. Continuing to pray that little Seth can stay put for another 6 weeks.

What a lovely trinket box you got and chocolate too...yummy. Beautiful tulips from Jessica and Jason.

Praying you have a fabulous Friday.

Andrea said...

Still praying for them.

I so love tulips! And they'll be beautiful in the spring.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! :)

Granny said...

I stopped by Cecil's blog before I came here (She's ahead of you in the alphabet) so I'd read about Mikki.

With 6 weeks to go, every day is crucial and I'll continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Beautiful valentine treat from Pea. She's amazing.

RennyBA said...

Sorry I'm late! What a lovely and caring post of things that really matters in life; Love and care for the one you love - thanks for sharing!
Wishing you a lovely end to your week:-)

BooMama said...

Just checking in to see if there had been any updates...keep us posted - and I'll be praying!